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Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص's Blog – April 2012 Archive (28)

President Obama to single men: Look for superior genes

It's perhaps not the sweetest thing a husband ever said to his wife, but President Barack Obama quipped Friday that he

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By Olivier Knox

White House Correspondent

married first lady Michelle Obama in order to pass on her superior…

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Shadows Of Racism Looming Over America....

Shadow of racism looming over US

Sybrina Fulton (L) , the mother of Trayvon Martin who was killed by George Zimmerman, sits with her other son, Jahvaris Fulton, as they attend a service at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for the first time since the arrest of Zimmerman on April 15.

Sybrina Fulton (L) , the mother of Trayvon Martin who was killed by George Zimmerman, sits with her other son, Jahvaris Fulton, as they attend a service at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for the first time since the arrest of Zimmerman on April 15.
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Carter warns against possible war with Iran

CHICAGO - Former US President Jimmy Carter warned against a possible war with Iran Monday as he decried his

Carter is not against conflict when necessary

Ex-US President decries his nation's involvement in unjust conflicts, wishes US could be seen as champion of peace.

nation's involvement in unjust conflicts at a summit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Chicago.…

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Europe discriminating against Muslims

LONDON - European countries are discriminating against Muslims for demonstrating their faith, especially in the fields

Negative stereotypes and prejudices against Islam on the rise in Europe

of education and employment, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Amnesty International Muslims are being denied jobs, education in Europe for demonstrating their…

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Missouri Jail to Allow Hijab for Muslim Women

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 4/23/12) -- The St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis)

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Muslim civil rights group thanks officials following meeting with community leaders

today thanked county and law enforcement officials for agreeing to provide religious accommodation for Muslim women who wear an Islamic headscarf, or "hijab," and are held in the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton,…

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Sovereign Wealth Funds...SWFs urged to invest in developing nations

UN and African officials on Sunday urged Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) worth an estimated $5 trillion to invest in

The right environment needs to be created for foreign investments to start flowing

Officials from UNCTAD, several African nations complain level of investment inflows to continent too low.

By Omar Hasan - DOHA

developing countries, even as…

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Egypt terminates Israel gas deal

Egypt has scrapped a 2005 gas export deal with Israel, which relies on Egyptian natural gas for 40 percent of its

Egypt provides 43 percent of Israel's gas supplies

EGAS chairman says 2005 accord annulled because Israel’s EMG failed to respect conditions stipulated in contract

By Mona Salem - CAIRO

supplies to produce electricity, the chairman of a government holding…

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Any hope to change article 475 in Morocco?

RABAT - The suicide of a Moroccan teen who was forced to marry her rapist has sparked outraged calls for reform, but

Can Hakkaoui be the driving force to change article 475?

Weight of tradition, inertia of justice system can make change of Moroccan rape victim marriage law slow.

the weight of tradition and the inertia of the justice system can make change slow here.…

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Iraqi children: Prostituting ourselves to feed our families

BASRA (Iraq) - Studies by human rights groups in Iraq have found that there are a growing number of child prostitutes

'Government doesn’t want to take any action'

Observers believe child prostitution is particularly widespread among Iraq’s displaced families, who have been forced to flee due to violence in their hometown

among the nation’s many displaced persons. NIQASH…

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PAIGC Press Release on Reactionary Coup in Guinea-Bissau

African Party of Independence of Guinea and Cape - Verde

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National Secretariat of the Central Committee

Permanent Committee of the Political Bureau







PRESS RELEASE



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Gathered today, April 14, 2012, in Bissau, at the National

Headquarters of the Party, under the chairmanship of Comrade

Commandant, Manuel Saturnino Domingos Costa, First Vice-President of

the Party, the Permanent…

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The undercover persecution of Muslim Americans

Khalifah al-Akili, a 34-year-old Muslim American from the Pittsburgh area, was to publicly claim that he was the target

Men pray near picket signs protesting the targeting of Muslims US

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Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

It’s a policy fierce enough to cause great suffering among Iranians -- and possibly in the long run among Americans,

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The great oil blockade of 2012 may still be largely financially focused, but it carries with it the same dangers of escalation and intervention -- as well as future bitterness and blowback -- as did the campaign of the early 1950s, arguesJuan Cole

too. It might, in the end, even deeply harm…

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Mess in Mali: The Logic of Unintended Consequences

The intentional misreading of UN security council resolution 1973 resulted in Nato's predictably violent Operation

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Odyssey in Libya last year.

By Ramzy Baroud

Not only did the action cost many thousands of lives and untold destruction, it also paved the way for perpetual conflict - not only in Libya but throughout north Africa.

Mali was the first major victim of Nato's Libyan intervention. It is now a staple in…

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Art, Writing Must Challenge Pornography of War

Those attacking German novelist Gunter Grass, who wrote a poem criticizing Israel’s nuclear weapons program and

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By Dallas Darling

arsenal, should recall what Pablo Picasso once said: “Art is not done to decorate apartments, it is an instrument of war against brutality and darkness.”(1) Picasso had just finished painting Guernica, a vivid yet infamous masterpiece that had captured and exposed the cruelty and destructiveness of a…

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A Song To Our Children...Ziyad Murad

I dedicate this song to our Children, who are dying and their parents who can't
understand why. Also I dedicate this song to the 12% population who they refer to as African…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on April 11, 2012 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Nine years after Saddam’s fall: Iraqis still wait for realisation of dreams

Iraqis thought a better life was at hand when Saddam Hussein's regime fell in April 2003, but after nine years of

Saddam statue fell, yet Iraqis’ suffering continues

After nine years of violence and suffering, some Iraqis say hopes were not realised, believe overthrowing Saddam is ‘big mistake’.

By W.G. Dunlop – BAGHDAD

violence and suffering, many are still waiting for their…

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Morocco dispatches humanitarian aid to Malian refugees in Niger

RABAT- Upon the orders of King Mohammed VI, the government of Morocco decided to dispatch 14 tons of foodstuffs to

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes

Government of Morocco decides to dispatch 14 tons of foodstuffs to assist Niger in dealing with flow of Malian refugees, meeting their most pressing basic needs.

assist Niger in dealing with the flow of Malian refugees and…

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Universalizing the Particular A Muslim Manifesto for a New Paradigm of Muslim Community Leadership

 

Universalizing the Particular

A Muslim Manifesto for a New Paradigm of Muslim Community Leadership

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by Khalil Abdur-Rashid[1]

USTADH KHALIL ABDUR-RASHID....NEW YORK MUSLIM…

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German writer Guenter Grass barred from visiting Israel

German writer Guenter Grass barred from visiting Israel

German author and Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass (file photo)
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US magazine fires columnist over racist web post

Former National Review columnist John Derbyshire
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